The Day My Grandfather Groucho and I Saved You Bet Your Life

I hate to admit it, but I sometimes find it hard to imagine life without Netflix. Whether it’s watching all six seasons of Lost in a week or enjoying some cool documentary I otherwise never would’ve heard of, Netfix has, for better or worse, definitely become a part of my life. So, you can imagine my delight when I happened to discover Netflix had added the legendary ’50s TV show, You Bet Your Life to its streaming service. The reason for my delight? The host of You Bet Your Life was none other than my grandfather, the one and only Groucho Marx.

It didn’t take long for me to devour all the episodes available on Netflix, and as I watched Groucho delivering his rapid-fire quips at the befuddled contestants, I couldn’t help thinking how amazing it was that I was sitting in the comfort of my den watching a TV show that made its debut in 1950, starring my grandfather.

But I also couldn’t stop thinking about how close every one of those classic episodes of You Bet Your Life came to being destroyed many years ago and how my grandfather and I managed to stop that from happening — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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